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. the same law enforcement official also saying that the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who had been -- allegedly holding this boy in his backyard bunker all this time, that the suspect in the case is dead. kimberly, all of this began last tuesday afternoon. the boy was riding home on a school bus in this neighborhood, in this area where i am when a gunman boarded the bus, the bus driver positioned himself between the gunman and the children. the gunman opened fire fatally wounding mr. poland and one of the children was taken hostage. that child being that 5-year-old brought to a backyard bunker in the backyard of this suspect jimmy lee dykes, a 65-year-old who neighbors describe as very territorial someone who would become violent if neighbors or even a dog would venture anywhere close to his property. neighbors saying he harbored very strong anti government views. through out the standoff that ensued authorities kept a long line of communication with the suspect 24-hours a day through a pvc pipe that was providing ventilation from the surface down into under ground bunker. authorit
ethan trapped in an underground bunker with this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> it's an innocent kid, he's crying for his parent and grandparents and he does not know what's going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: today the bright yellow bus turned crime scene was towed away. >> the child is on the line with us and advising that the bus driver has been shot. >> reporter: the crisis began when dykes boarded the bus full of kids on tuesday. brother and sister who were on the bus said that dykes threatened to kill them. >> my older brother's friend told us to stay down, and i look up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. he's like i'll call all of y'all. i just want two kids. and he started pointing at my brother and his friend. >> reporter: he then shot and killed charles poland, the bus driver who tried to intervene. >> just had a bus driver shot. >> reporter: police say dykes grabbed ethan, the kindergartener who kids say always liked to sit in the front row and headed to a bunker he built behind his house. >> he always seemed like a weird person. i alwa
, his armed captor, an alleged killer, is dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week now, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe things began breaking down. today authorities went in saving the boy and killing jimmy lee dykes. we're waiting to hear from state, local and federal officials. we just learned that president obama has spoken with fbi director mueller to congratulate him on how the operation ended, how things went down. as we wait for that news conference, we are joined now by marty savage, who is live in midland city. what's the latest on how the little boy is doing? we know he did go to the hospital. >> reporter: right, susan, yes, we've been getting some updates on how he is. he's been taken now to what's a special wing or area that's been set aside inside that hospital. where he is with his family, and at the same time, can be checked out by doctors and they can assess how he's doing both physically and mentally. there are said to be counselors who are available for the family members as
the mind of jimmy lee dykes, but we are told tonight he had stored home-made bombs in his underground bunker where he held a five-year-old boy hostage. dykes was killed outside midland city alabama late yesterday when an f.b.i. assault team attacked the bunker on dykes' property and rescued the hostage. the boy, whose first name is ethan, was taken last tuesday after dykes attacked a school bus in search of hostages and killed the bus driver. our coverage tonight starts with mark strassman in midland city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the f.b.i. and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies. they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand-off. sources tell us when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and
sick, have not spoken to the media at all. part of that was because it was believed that dykes may have access to television so the police were being very, very careful about what they were saying to the media and in public because they presumably feared he might be watching this on television. again, that child, 5-year-old ethan, we do not know his condition at this point, but again the standoff is over and we hope to find that out within the next few minutes, martin. >> gabe, earlier today i heard you reporting of certain activity in the air above the scene of what was happening. can you tell us about that? >> reporter: sure. well, there was aerial surveillance going on. now, these negotiators have been on the scene since last week. we know the fbi took over the investigation last week, and we know that they've been trying to figure out kind of the layout of dykes' property. now, the aerial surveillance, when an fbi team comes in like this, they obviously have different methods that they use to get a clearer picture of what exactly is going on. we were able to confirm with a fede
-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news learned authorities inserted a camera into the bunker and monster his movements. they positioned the s.w.a.t. team near the entrance and used an explosives charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. >> the fbi feared the child was in eminent danger and rescued the child. >> reporter: last tuesday he boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. >> he is threat tong kill us all or something. >> reporter: dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. >> just had a bus driver shot and possibly killed. >> reporter: after dykes grabbed him he headed to a bunker behind his house. >> he seemed like a weird person and i thought that is just the way he is. >> reporter: he was a decorated vietnam vet. he moved back two years ago. neighbors in this tiny rural alabama town say he once beat a dog with a lead pipe and threatened to shoot children who set foot on his property and a neighbor saw the underground bunker. >> it is lined with red bricks all in it and steps made out of cinder blocks. i said what are you using for and he said i
seven days underground, the prisoner of jimmy lee dykes, just the two of them inside a bunker four feet wide six feet long and eight feet high. the standoff ended suddenly when the fbi's hostage rescue team distracted dykes with a pair of loud bangs and blinding flashes from stun grenades tossed inside the bunker. they burst through the door on top. the surprise factor was overwhelming and in seconds, ethan, a 5-year-old with asperger's was safe and dykes was dead. >> over the past 24 hours our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned. >> reporter: cbs news learned the fbi got concerned what they saw through a camera inserted into the bunker at some point during the standoff. dykes had grown increasingly agitated and began carrying a gun as he walked inside the bunker. commanders green lighted the raid for the rescue team ending a standoff that began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus full of elementary school and demanded two hostages. dykes shot and killed the bus driver and abducted ethan. the boy was taken
in which a vietnam war veteran has been holding a five- year-old lawyer hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday -- five- year-old little boy hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday. yesterday, law enforcement officials raided the bunker. >> a 7-day standoff came to an abrupt end when the fbi stormed an underground bunker here in rural alabama. officers raided the bunker and rescued the boy within seconds after negotiations with his captor, jimmy lee dykes, broke down. dykes was confirmed dead, though no details were given. the boy known only as ethan was described as physically unharmed and taken to a local hospital. ethan's ordeal began last tuesday when dykes boarded his school bus and demanded two boys between the ages of six and eight. the driver, chuck poland, blocked his path and was shot dead. dykes then grabbed ethan. the 65-year-old vietnam veteran was described by neighbors as an angry man.he patrolled his property with a gun. he was facing a court case for threatening neighbors. he was said by one to have beaten her dog to death. dur
-lipped and haven't said exactly what they have been finding or what the location -- or what the layout of dykes' property has been. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you so much. sorry -- you need to stay there, sorry, gabe. i wanted to ask you one more question concerning the bus driver. charles poland, who was laid to rest. he's being hailed as something of a hero because he was approached by the individual suspect and shot defending the other children on the bus. >> reporter: that's exactly right, martin. he's been hailed as a hero by this community. his funeral was yesterday. spoke of him as being a hero for getting in front of the suspect and for taking a bullet and giving his life essentially for these children. he protected more than 20 kids who were on this bus, and charles poland, jr. according to his family was also a veteran. he loved -- he was -- his hobby was being an auto mechanic and really it was amazing to see this community come together and call this man a hero for what he did. we spoke with his son and daughter last week and they were just torn apart and his daughter told me that, yo
at the accused gunman, jimmy lee dykes. joining me is fox news own jonathan serri. what is the latest. >> police are talking to the suspect through a pvc pipe leading into the underground bunker but releasing few details. today we did get the first glimpse of the school bus that was involved in the shooting. authorities drove the bus out of the neighborhood first and then at the main highway hitched it to the back of a tow truck which carried the bus away. this is the bus that 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes allegedly boarded tuesday afternoon reportedly demanding two child hostages. the school bus driver charles pollen, jr. refused and tried to block the gunman paying the ultimate price. a funeral service is scheduled sunday. the large venue has been reserved to accommodate a crowd of potentially thousands because the bus driver's family received a huge outpouring of support from the comm. >> i believe it will be a place that they will celebrate not the death of mr. pol poland bue life. surely this man died an american hero. >> so an entire community honoring the heroic efforts of this bus driver w
information. we know that this line of communication with jimmy lee dykes has been opened overnight. we know that the temperatures overnight have been below freezing for the first time so, that has been the greatest worry for the safety of this boy. but, again, a news conference is scheduled to start in just about five minutes. if you see me look off to my left just about probably 40, 50 feet from me is where this news conference will happen. of course we'll bring you updates as they come in. miguel? >> what have you learned, victor, about how this 5-year-old is holding up right now? >> reporter: well, i can tell you up with of the things that has been reported over the past couple days is that he has been heard crying. and that originated from a comment from the mayor of midland city, virgil skipper. so i spoke with him this morning about if he, indeed, heard the boy crying himself. so i said, have you been to the bunker? she said no, i haven't been past the barrier. did you speak with someone who heard the boy crying i asked him. he said no one told me that specifically. so that was specul
. negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement officers say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a hall continuer here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see a number of small structures on this plot of land. but what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swarmed the ground above, hostage negotiators remained in contact with dykes, speaking through a ventilation pipe. authorities were able to sneak a small camera inside the six by eight foot bunker to monitor dykes' mo
tuesday from a school bus by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors have described as belligerent. mark strassmann is on the scene with the breaking news tonight. mark? >> reporter: scott, here's what happened in the final minute. two muffled bangs could be heard behind me in the direction of the shelter. an ambulance that had been parked nearby since the start of the standoff raced up the hill. about a minute later, local deputies and f.b.i. agents were patting themselves on the back, then ambulance came back down the hill, this time driving slowly, carrying ethan to a local hospital for testing and observation. the f.b.i.'s steve richardson explains why its hostage rescue team moved in. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed -- was observed holding a gun. at this point, f.b.i. agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the standoff began last tuesday when dykes allegedly boarded this school bus and demanded hostages. police say when the driver, charles poland, jr., refused, dykes shot
and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean say
is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old
, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. as dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mother got the call about the shooting. >> i grabbed all three of them at once. i started crying. >> reporter: the children had seen dykes before. con
deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed -- was observed holding a gun. at this point, f.b.i. agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the standoff began last tuesday when dykes allegedly boarded this school bus and demanded hostages. police say when the driver charles poland, jr., refused dykes shot and killed him. dykes grabbed five-year-old ethan and kept him in a 24 square foot underground shelter with electricity, heat and television. police communicated with dykes through a four inch ventilation pipe and they supplied the child with cheese crackers, coloring books and toy cars. cbs news has also learned that the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team created a diversion, that was the two loud bangs. they went in through the top of the bunker and it was over within seconds. we've also learned at some point during the standoff they inserted a camera. that's h able to see dykes was waaround with a as one agent told us, we had eyes on him the whole time. scott, we also talked to a member of ethan's family. they say he's doing okay and the
negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday afternoon when dykes allegedly boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random children. when the bus driver refused, police say, dykes shot and killed him and made off with a boy named ethan who has a mild form of autism. >> he considered them his children. i know that's the reason why my dad took those shots is for his children just like he would do for me and my sister. >> reporter: every night there are
dykes is dead. however, details about the raid are still unclear at the moment as law enforcement officials begin what they say will be a thorough and labor-intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: relief in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. late monday afternoon that the tightly-knit community had anxiously been awaiting to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc n
. >> police have shared few details about negotiations with jimmy lee dykes. they are speaking to him through a four-inch ventilation pipe connected to his underground shelter, his five-year old hostage has been identified only as ethan, dale county sheriff wally olson. >> he told us he has an electric heater and blankets inside that he is taking care of him. he also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication toys, and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> police would not say if dykes has made demands. the 65-year-old allegedly forced his way on to this school bus tuesday and demanded hostages. police say dykes shot and killed driver charles poland jr. when he resisted. cindy steiner's grandson was on the bus. >> he seized the bus driver and this man who done the shooting he sees blood here is the gun, he hears a lot of screaming. >> is he having nightmares? >> yes. >> one neighbor told us dykes spoke of making worldwide news some day. others said he was often hostile and convinced the government was out to get him. but we have learned dykes is a navy veteran who served
on. >>> d >>> neighbors in midland city say jimmy lee dykes has been working on a bunker for more than a year now. he has stayed there for eight days at a time. the sheriff offered this update to reporters. >> i can tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. they ask that everybody continue to keep the child and the family and all who are part of this investigation in your prayers. >> george howell has been covering this from the beginning. there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed, so what do we know about this child? >> when you try to talk about these investigators, they are very tightlipped, they only offer updates every so often, when they speak, everyone listens. at this point, what we know is exactly what we said this young boy remains physically unharmed, the most important we heard. and they were able to get this young boy, medications, daily medications that he needs, but he remains held up against his will inside that bunker. one person who knows about that bunke
and the accused hostage taker jimmy dykes is dead. the ambulance was seen leaving where the boy had been held in an under ground bunker since being kidnapped off his school bus last tuesday. police there say jimmy dykes shot and killed the 66-year-old bus driver. authorities have been negotiating with dykes ever since as the ordeal dragged on into 7th day today and then the break late this afternoon. here's fbi special agent in charge steve richardson. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased. >> the fbi steve richardson did not say whether the 65-year-old jimmy dykes killed himself or was shot and killed by police. again, the week long hostage stand off is over. much more for you on this on our 10:00 news cast. >> with your weather alert this evening, light snow on the way. a storm system headed towards the region. what'
not clear when classes will resume. police say 65-year-old jimmy dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes and delivering food, medication and toys to the boy through a ventilation pipe. on sunday they delivered cheese- it crackers and a hot wheels car the boy requested. investigators have not said if dykes has asked for anything during negotiations. ethan turned 6 years old on wednesday. he has a disorder similar to autism. a friend of the boy's family tells cbs news the child is scared. >> i know he's cried. i know he wants his momma. he's never really been away from her. >> reporter: school bus driver charles poland was remembered as a hero at his funeral yesterday. police say dy kes shot and killed poland after he refused to hand over a child when dykes boarded his bus. the superintendent read letters from children who used to ride poland's bus. a procession of school buses escorted poland to his final resting place. cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> dykes was a decorated veteran of the vietnam war and ne
dykes. the man they say killed a school bus driver tuesday afternoon, then took the boy inside a bunker on his property. police are talking to dykes through a ventilation pipe and say they don't think the boy has been harmed. george howell joins us. tell us what people are saying. what's going on there? >> reporter: don, you know this community is just waiting hour by hour. there was a vigil earlier. everyone is just hoping that this situation comes to a peaceful resolution. there was supposed to be a news conference here right now, but that was canceled. we did, though, get some new information from the sheriff earlier today. he gave us some insight into exactly how mr. dykes is treating this young boy. first of all, we know that mr. dykes has an electric heater and blankets. that is good news, obviously underground in this bunker, it's cold, a constant 50 degrees. so investigators say that mr. dykes is taking care of the young boy. also, they're able to get the medications into that bunker, crayons and color books. we also learned today, toys and potato chips from investigators. but t
. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him. although it's very complex. we tried to make a safe environment for all for tha
was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee do k dykes. a high tech camera was inserted into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: tonight, jimmy lee dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver, charles poland, jr., and snatched ethan. the boy, who is believed to have autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority authorities called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: by night, police flew drones over that bunker, looking for signs ethan was
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